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Scott to sit on national economic development group

Gov. Phil Scott speaks during a recent press conference. Photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott will sit on a bipartisan commission of governors dedicated to commerce and economic development.

The National Governors Association has appointed Scott to its Economic Development and Commerce Committee for 2017 and 2018.

The co-chairs of the 11-member committee will be Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican from Arkansas, and Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat from Colorado.

Other members include Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican from Wisconsin; Gov. Chris Sununu, a Republican from New Hampshire; and Gina Raimondo, a Democrat from Rhode Island.

Scott will work on “key economic issues,” according to a press release, “including transportation, infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development, and affordable housing.”

Scott said in a statement he is excited to join the committee. “This committee work will provide an additional opportunity to collaborate with my fellow governors and contribute to policy areas that can have a positive impact on Vermont,” he said.

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  • Mary Daly

    Congratulations Governor Scott. What an honor and recognition of your values.

  • Joyce Frederick

    I’d be a lot happier if he spent more time and effort of “key economic issues” here in Vermont.